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Edit computer build advice

PostSat Feb 24, 2018 6:03 pm

The goal of this build is to edit and color grade 4k/8k footage in Davinci Resolve Studio and Premiere Pro. It will also be for Fusion Studio, After effects, and Lightwave3D. I will use this system professionally.

I have researched the config guide but it doesn't address the latest components. Any advice is welcome.

1. Hard drive RAID fast enough to supply footage. Right now I shoot Ursa mini 4.6k raw at 3:1 or 4:1.
2. Enough CPU power to decode any footage thrown at it. Right now that is 4k drone footage.
3. Enough GPU for effects processing.
4. adequate cooling and quiet.

Windows 10(I am using Win10Pro 64 on my current system) Is Win10 Home fine or should I stick with Win10 PRO?
Intel I9 7980XE 18 core
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series, H150i PRO RGB, 360mm Radiator
1. ASUS 299X prime deluxe Montherboard or
2. ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Pro Gaming i9 XE Motherboard (10Gbit Ethernet)

Nvidia GTX 1080ti x 2 (I will use a GTX960 with 4GB Vram that I already have until prices fall) I am working on 1080HD projects right now)
64GB DDR4 Memory probably 3600
1000w power supply( HX1000)
M.2 SSD 512GB system/program drive only. Samsung or Western Digital
4X 6TB WD Black (7200 rpm) striped RAID 0 on the motherboard RAID
be quiet! DARK BASE 900 ATX Full Tower Computer Chassis - Black
BlackMagicDesigns Intensity pro 4k PCI Card.

Thank You
Patrick Strenk
Patrick Strenk
Editor and Colorist

Windows 10 PRO X64 1903 | DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.2.1 Studio | Fusion Studio 16.2.1 | Desktop Video 11.5 | BMD Mini Panel
7980XE 18 core | 128GB DDR4 RAM | GTX1060 6GB | SSD system drive | 4x6TB RAID 0

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